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My Dream of the Big Parade (World War I Song)

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My Dream of the Big Parade (World War I Song)


Published 1926




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Reviewer: GRUMPY3610 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2010
Subject: memories
I haven't heard this song in long time.
I have it on an old 78, but I don't have a player anymore.
Enjoyed hearing it again.
Reviewer: nellybly99 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2009
Subject: The poem isn't whimsical
It's many things but not that. Soul stirring, thought provoking, chokes you up. Not whimsical. But I agree with everything else you and others have said. My great-uncle who was in the navy remembered landing in Brest. He also remembered sleeping on coffins on the deck of the ship.
Reviewer: Teresa23 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2008
Subject: I closed my eyes listening to this.
while my eyes were closed I could imagine the images these two gentleman sang and spoke of. and I can see a bugler in the backround.
Having lost relatives in WWI this songs speaks volumns to me.
Reviewer: sentjourn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2007
Subject: Beautiful recording
This electric era recording really shows how great these two icons of the acoustic era were. Really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Doc Murph - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2006
Subject: My Dream of the Big Parade
Hearing this electrical recording of Henry Burr and Billy Murray, two phonograph recording pioneers from the acoustic era of recording, is indeed a treat. I originally heard this recording over 40 years ago on my grandparents'victrola, wondering since then if I would ever hear it again. The archive did not fail me! The recording is sentimental, if not anti-war, which reflected mid 1920's thinking that recoiled at the horrors of World War I. I am sure that King Vidor's 1925 motion picture for MGM entitled "The Big Parade" may have inspired this, but this is my personal conjecture. The record is a must for followers of Henry Burr, who sings lead, and Billy Murray who narrates a whimsical poem midway through the song. The recording ranks as a tight performance that these old timers were good at cranking out in one take. I enjoyed it a lot.
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